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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
palestinians and 5 israelis. >>> the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is used to defending her country's foreign policy decisions. now susan rice has broken her silence to defend herself. rice is considered a candidate for secretary of state. but she's faced scrutiny because of comments she made following the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. rice made a tv appearance immediately after the september 11 attack. she suggested protests in benghazi over a u.s.-made name mocked the prophet mohammed triggered the assault on the consulate. but investigators later determined it was likely a premeditated plot by extremists with links to al qaeda. the attackers killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. rice broke her silence wednesday in response to rising criticism from members of the republican party. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> republican lawmakers are mounting a ca
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
negotiations early this year to toward a comprehensive agreement which will include 16 nations. >> however the member countries and china failed to agree on the launch of official negotiations for establishing the legally binding code of conduct regarding disputes. heated discussions prevailed on tuesday which included the united states. the closing statement of that summit does not specifically mention the south china sea, it only mentions that the participants reaffirm the importance of regional settlements of disputes. china strongly opposes any attempts to resolve the dispute involving parties involving the members. the summit's statement clearly reflects china's intentions as well as ingrowing influence in the region. >>> turning now to afghanistan, suicide bombers have targeted a heavily guardsed area in the capital of kabul. aur although the bombers were killed, the taliban is claiming responsibility. the international security forces are scheduled to end their combat mission in afghanistan by the end of 2014. this latest bombing is once again casting a shadow over the s
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
are now standing at a crucial crossroads. >> park also said she will promise to build a nation where everyone can lead a happy life. she's locked in a tight race with moon jae-in of the opposition democratic united party. he spoke in the second largest city of busan near his hometown. >> translator: i promise to become the first president to democratize the economy and establish a sound welfare system through a new type of politics. >> moon also talked about >> moon also talked about entrepreneur-turned-politician ahn cheol-soo. ahn dropped out of the race last week to give moon a better chance for victory when voters head to the polls on december 19th. moon said he'll never forget the sacrifice. he asked ahn's supporters to back him. >>> earlier shery ahn spoke with kengo okamoto who has covered south korea's last two presidential elections. >> kengo, park and moon running neck and neck. what are south koreans looking for in their next leader? >> yes, shery. their biggest concern is growing economic equality. they blame congress glom rats. these groups or big companies dominate sout
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline" on this national holiday. >>> independent south korean candidate ahn cheol-soo has given up his bid in next month's presidential election. he made way for moon jae-in of the democratic united party. ahn made the announcement friday at his campaign office in seoul. >> translator: i am giving up my presidential candidacy. my fellow citizens, our sole candidate is cheng. we need all your support. >> ahn apologized to his supporters but said his standing against moon would not be good for the people. ahn and moon were in talks aimed at selecting a single candidate between them for the upcoming election, but they failed to reach an agreement. one of the two needed to compromise, and he was the one to do so. ahn was a former software entrepreneur. he was popular with young voters and others not affiliated with the national party. he visited colleges across south korea and spoke to students facing high unemployment. moon will challenge the ruling party's front-runner park geun-hye in a one-on-one battle for the presidency. park is leading the po
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